|H301 Toxic if swallowed|
|H311 Toxic in contact with skin.|
|H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.|
|H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.|
|H331 Toxic if inhaled.|
|H351 Suspected of causing cancer.|
|H371 May cause damage to organs.|
|P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.|
|P233 Keep container tightly closed.|
|P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.|
|P243 Take precautionary measures against static discharge.|
|P260 Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.|
|P280 Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.|
|P301 + P330 + P331 IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.|
|P303+P361+P353+P310 IF ON SKIN or hair: Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water. Immediately call a poison centre or doctor/physician.|
|P304 + P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.|
|P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.|
|P308 IF exposed or concerned:|
|P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor/physician|
|P403 + P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.|
Formaldehyde 35% in non-returnable 200L drums
Formaldehyde 35% 25L Formaldehyde is an organic compound with the formula CH2O or HCHO.
A gas at room temperature, formaldehyde is colourless and has a characteristic pungent, irritating odour. Aqueous solutions containing 35% formaldehyde are known as ‘formaldehyde 35/10%’, Formol or formalin, which is a colourless liquid with a pungent, suffocating odour; such solutions usually contain methanol as a stabiliser.
Formaldehyde is an important precursor to many other materials and chemical compounds.
Commercial solutions of formaldehyde in water are used as disinfectants and for preservation of biological specimens. Formaldehyde is broadly effective against bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria, spores and viruses.
Formaldehyde 35/10, Formol or formalin is an approximate 35 to 40% by weight solution of formaldehyde in water, usually with 10 to 15% methanol added to prevent polymerisation. Formalin solutions containing formaldehyde concentrations equal to or higher than 5% are a widely used, effective liquid disinfectant. They are used for the sterilisation of heat-sensitive objects, such as cystoscopes, laparoscopes, blood-stained instruments and haemodialysis instruments.
It is also used in agricultural applications and water treatments.